Insomnia refers to the manifestation of disorders of the nervous system. Repeated, habitual insomnia is accompanied by nervousness, anxiety, motor restlessness, and excessive meditation. Falling asleep is difficult. Sleep is very sensitive, with waking up in the middle of the night, after which it is difficult to fall asleep again. Dreams are full of terrible pictures, with flights, falls and kashmaras. Persistent, prolonged insomnia often precedes the development of mental illness (senile psychosis, endogenous depression, schizophrenia, etc.) and is one of their earliest symptoms.
The causes of sleep disorders are constant tension caused by: stress, anxiety, professional and personal anxiety, long thoughts. A sleep disorder can be a symptom of depression with a feeling of sadness and fear, or is associated with long journeys, overwork at work or at school, with drugs or stimulants. Sleep disturbance leads to even more stress.
Insomnia in melancholic.
The diet should give preference to heavy, “grounding” food – dairy products, whole grains and root crops. Excluded are coffee, strong tea and other stimulating substances, such as alcohol or stimulating herbs, such as ginseng. An hour before bedtime, it is useful to drink warm milk with nutmeg (up to 1/8 tsp) or add a little crushed almond and a pinch of cardamom and nutmeg. Try garlic milk: mix a cup of milk ¼ a cup of water and one clove of fresh chopped garlic. Boil gently until one cup of liquid remains. Drink in warm form before you go to bed. Stir two teaspoons of sugar and two pinches of nutmeg in a cup of tomato juice. Drink juice between 16 and 17 hours and dine between 18 and 19 hours. Take overnight 100 ml of grapefruit juice with a tablespoon of honey. In the evening, you should avoid any form of activity, including reading, listening to loud music, watching action films. There should be a clear sleep schedule with going to bed about 23 o’clock and early, about 6 o’clock in the morning, waking up. The temperature in the bedroom should be 22-25 degrees and humidity above 50%.
A short (10-12 min) hot bath (you can with sea salt) or a shower before bed contribute to a good sleep.
A little bedtime meditation dispels anxiety, freeing you from the excitement of a busy day. Sitting comfortably in bed, relax, shift your attention to the “third eye” area (in the lower part of the forehead between the eyebrows). Watch the flow of your breath as you inhale and exhale. While inhaling, say the syllable “So” in your mind, and while exhaling, the syllable “Hum”. Then lie on your back, continue to observe your breathing and do the Co-Hum meditation, without an effort of concentration in the “third eye” area.
Herbal medicine is good for treating insomnia. Apply valerian, initial letter, chamomile. In mild cases, it is enough to take ¼ tsp of powder from a mixture of valerian and chamomile in equal parts with a small amount of warm water before you go to bed.
2 tablespoons of cannabis seeds finely crushed, sift. Pour 1 cup of hot boiled water. Insist, wrapped, 30-40 minutes. Drink warm for 2 hours before bedtime. First drink half a glass 2 hours before bedtime. Then, after an hour, drink the residue along with the sediment. Drink necessarily warm. Take 2 weeks.
When the blood rushes to the head, senile insomnia helps a thick decoction of hawthorn berries. Crush berries, pour boiling water, boil for 5 minutes in a water bath, add sugar or honey.
1 tablespoon dry powdered sage roots cook in milk with honey. 200 ml of boiling milk, half a teaspoon of honey. Take a decoction in the form of heat for 30 minutes before sleep (contraindicated in pregnancy).
Lubricate the feet, crown of the head or forehead (rub for a few minutes) with warm sesame oil before going to bed. For rubbing into the scalp, you can use the balm Karavaeva “Auron”. Before you go to bed, apply on the forehead and around the eyes a thin layer of paste made from a mixture of equal amounts of melted butter and nutmeg powdered in powder.
Before going to bed with your hands, massage the Yong-Chuan point (located in the center of the sole, between the boiling milk, in the interval between the II and III metatarsal bones) on each side 100 times. Then hold hands and feet in warm water for a short time.
For insomnia for anemia, put a hot water bottle under your feet.
For insomnia from physical fatigue, take a 15-minute warm foot bath at night with salt and nap hay or oat straw.